Jeff Hardy surprised everybody when he walked out on WWE. Vince McMahon’s company released Hardy before even receiving the results of his drug tests. It turned out that Jeff was fine and just wasn’t feeling working for WWE anymore.
After his non-compete ran out, Jeff reunited with his brother Matt Hardy in AEW. The two had their first match against Private Party on this week’s episode of Dynamite. Fans have been thrilled to see the Hardys together as a team again.
Jeff made an appearance on Matt’s Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast. Jeff talked about how WWE offered him a spot in the Hall of Fame after they had already fired him. Hardy said the entire thing didn’t feel right to him.
“It felt completely wrong. It didn’t feel like the time at all. I almost felt offended. I was very emotional and almost felt offended. Like, ‘What? Wait. After my 90 days is up and the Hall of Fame is in April and I do go to AEW, how is that going to work? What are y’all trying to hit me with if I do sign with AEW when I’m free and me going to the Hall of Fame, how would that work?’
My mind and emotion went crazy and I was in tears. This is my career. I know I’ve been a very influential person to a lot of young and misunderstood individuals, but it felt so wrong. It almost felt like, ‘How dare you’ in a sense. I know that sounds crazy.
You get offered Hall of Fame and it’s like, ‘Oh, of course, I’m a Hall of Famer.’ It’s never really meant that much to me, the Hall of Fame, whatever it is, but it’s just not time for that. That’s why I was like, ‘It’s a hard no.’ Especially because it feels like something Matt and I should go in together, as the Hardy Boyz, when the time is right.
It’s just weird. I still don’t know how I feel about that, overall, it just felt so wrong. Maybe I should have said, ‘What if I’m in AEW at the time of the Hall of Fame?'”
Jeff Hardy chose the path that he felt would make him happiest. That path was to turn down WWE’s offer and work with his brother in AEW. There may be a place for Jeff in WWE’s Hall of Fame down the line. For now, he is concentrating on one last huge run with his brother.
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